Climate in Northwest Territories

The climate of the Northwest Territories is diverse, which is not surprising when one considers that the province occupies a large portion of land. The southern part of the province is more temperate, with mild, long summer days and short, very cold winter days.

The northern part of the province experiences arctic and subarctic conditions in winter and temperatures are far more extreme. Temperatures at Yellowknife reach a maximum average of about 68°F (20°C) in July and a minimum average of about -26°F (-32°C) in January. July and August are the wettest months.